Jess Hamill wins 2017 Para Athletics World Championships bronze medal in London

Jess Hamill secured a bronze medal at the world championships in London.
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Jess Hamill secured a bronze medal at the world championships in London.

New Zealand shot putter Jess Hamill has picked up a bronze medal at the 2017 Para Athletics World Championships in London.

The Otago-based competitor recorded a season's best throw of 7.77m to secure the bronze medal in the F34 class.

The 26-year-old produced six consistent throws in her medal winning performance, including two other efforts over 7.70m.

It follows on from Hamill's bronze medal performance at last year's Rio Paralympics.

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The New Zealand team captain at the world champs finished third, as the gold medal was decided in a tight contest between China's Zou Lijuan on 8.23m and Lucyna Kornobys on 8.22m.

The medal was the second of the 2017 world championships for the southern region, with Holly Robinson claiming silver in the women's javelin F46.

Meanwhile, Keegan Pitcher finished seventh in a hard fought men's T36 200m final.

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